two sleeps till Christmas

Our son called last night and asked if I could watch the twins today while he does some Christmas shopping. This morning I woke to the phone…we’re here! Oops! I scurried around and finally let them in. The girls were excited because they had been allowed to sit in the FRONT seat of the car while they waited for Ma to get her act together. The little things are so exciting to them!

The first thing we did was take a picture for Pa, so he could see what he was missing while at work!

picture for Pa

They’re never here long before the girls ask for a snack. And that can mean spills. But they are good at cleaning up! Team work.

oops...cereal spill!

Auntie found Christmas cups for the girls. Another exciting moment! All the little things in life are an adventure when you’re six years old!

Christmas cups

I am grateful for the luxury of ice and filtered water from the refrigerator. But to the girls it is just plain exciting to get your own ice and water. They aren’t quite old enough to realize what a blessing it is to have cool water at your fingertips.

help yourself

Snow White likes to keep the chalkboard up to date. Two more days until Christmas!

2 days till Christmas!

Rose Red loves, loves, loves this sweatshirt I made about 25 years ago when her daddy wasn’t much older than she is right now. I found material at the fabric store for making a soft cloth book with the story of the nativity. I used those panels to decorate sweatshirts for the four kidlets and one for DH. Bible verses were applied using fabric paint with writing tips. They were worn for years, the younger children growing into the larger sweatshirts that had belonged to their older siblings. Now the grands get to wear them. The girls’ sweatshirts had decorated necklines, so this one was probably the one that belonged to our older son, the twins’ father. I think our other son had a green one. It’s amazing how well they have held up!

Christmas sweatshirt

After snacks and playtime and lunch and playtime, the girls needed something else to do. It was a good thing we had all those empty boxes and a roll of duct tape!

empty boxes and duct tape

empty boxes and duct tape

empty boxes and duct tape

empty boxes and duct tape

And finally…some bowling!


It’s been a busy day! Who needs TV when we have empty boxes and bottles, duct tape and scissors, toys and books, and a coat closet big enough to serve as a play house? Not to mention butter, which Snow White informed me is the required ingredient for sticking sprinkles on your toast.

Ma, do you know why we put butter on our toast?

Just a note to all my readers who have asked about me lately…thank you for your concern. I can’t believe I’ve gone this long without posting. I haven’t been in great health for a few years and this season has seemed harder than most. I have managed to keep up with our holiday parties and commitments thanks to my family, my sisters and my friends who pitch in to help me have the Christmas I love. Thank you to all of them!! I apologize for the lack of posting and I will try to do better!



  1. Julie Krantz
    Posted December 23, 2013 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    Get better dear Rhonda!

  2. Lauren Crews
    Posted December 23, 2013 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

    Take care of yourself and enjoy Christmas with your family.

  3. hilary
    Posted December 23, 2013 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

    Glad to see you are doing ok..Looks like the twins keep you guys busy!Hope you are doing well and have a Very Merry Christmas!

  4. Emily
    Posted December 23, 2013 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

    Merry Christmas! Glad to see all is well. Missed your posts.

  5. Vickie
    Posted December 24, 2013 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

    Glad to see you are back and enjoying those cute girls. Merry Christmas.

  6. Linda
    Posted December 25, 2013 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

    I’m so glad to see you posting again. My daughter and I read your blog all the time and I knew something was amiss when we did not hear anything for awhile. I know about illness and stressing out about this time so glad to hear you are better. Take care of yourself first, you have friends out here you know who wish you well.

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